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Hotel Centrale Courmayeur
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Hotel Centrale Courmayeur
Ranked #41 of 42 Hotels in Courmayeur
UK
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Pretty much as other reviewers put it ...”
Reviewed 11 March 2013

It's actually quite encouraging to see that other reviewers have come to the same conclusion as us. It gives credibility to TA's other output and allows me to endorse other reviewers of this hotel.

The minuses:
* beds are hard. Very hard. In the middle if the night, the floor is a genuine alternative!
* bedding is sheet and blanket with a solitary lumpy pillow. Sounds fussy but after a day's vigorous skiing (or golf in the summer) it doesn't seem much to ask for something soft.
* there is no food served in the evenings,
* some of the staff can appear a little off-ish

The plus points:
* great location, in the centre of pleasant town and yet just off the main street to avoiding the inevitable late night frivolities. Cable car to Plan Checroute (main ski area) is just 5 mins walk away.
* breakfast was good 'continental style' as we brits would call it. Anything cooked is extra. Coffee industrial strength if you like that kind of thing. Hot chocolate you could honeslty stand a spoon up in ...again, for those that like
* sauna / exercise / shower area very pleasant and new
* staff are genuinely pleasant and will help if asked nicely. Night manager particularly helpful with restaurant bookings.
* rooms; clean, simple, cleaned daily. Nothing fancy.

Overall, this is an inexpensive 3 -star hotel ....if you want plush with the trimmings you are in the wrong place! If you want a good base to ski from, spend time with friends and crash out before doing it all again, the Hotel Centrale is perfectly adequate.

TIP: bring a spare pillow!

Note to hotel: The only thing that stops your hotel being a very is the beds. Go on, you know it makes sense! You could even charge a euro or two a night for a duvet...!

Room Tip: There are a number of combinations available. A few rooms share a bathroom. Rm 201 (1st floor despit...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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84 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2013

i spent only one night for a short ski weekend. Hotel is good and in the centre, so no need to use the car and hotel is offering a free park. Staff is helpful. Breakfast is good to get ready for your skli day. Let me say room were not really warm so I could have probably better asked to check the heating

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2012

A large group of us stayed here for a weekend. The hotel is brilliantly positioned for restaurants etc. in the village and about 10 mins walk to the ski lift. The staff can be a tad unfriendly but they do wait up for guests until the very early hours so they are probably just tired! Rooms were pretty basic but very clean so no complaints. I've rated Very Good but it's probably only really Good... but better than avergage.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2012

Hotel Centrale is located about 50 yards from the shops, restaurants and bars in Courmayer making it ideal for evening entertainment. That does mean a 10 minute walk to the cable car up the mountain to the pistes, but that's a good compromise for the central location. The hotel itself is well presented, very clean, the staff are friendly and attentive, and the breakfast has a wide range of choices. The bedrooms are a decent size, comfortable and clean. It also has a number of comfortable lounges on the ground floor and what looks like a brand new gym and sauna in the basement. The hotel staff go that bit further when asked, for example, if you check out on your final day and then ski that day, you can use the shower in the sauna to freshen up before leaving in the afternoon/evening. Or larger groups will be allocated a spare hotel room for showering (if available). So all in all, for a weekend ski trip where you mainly want somewhere central to sleep and have breakfast, then the Hotel Centrale is a good choice.

Room Tip: Some rooms have balconies with views over the mountains, others don't.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Evora, Portugal
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2012

An excellent location in the center of the village and close to the ski lifts. Nice and helpful people giving the best service. To much noice by other guests made it difficult to get a full nights sleep.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Turku, Finland
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2011

We booked via Booking.com two separate rooms and hotel Centrale could only provide one when we arrived! So the other two had go to the hotel next door, whereas the room was awfully small and uncomfortable, so their experience of the Centrale was very poor. This is something to be aware. On the other hand, our experince (excluding the mentioned episode) was ok. Our room was small, but clean. Beds though were uncomfortable and had old-fashioned blankets. Breakfast was good, excellent coffee. Location is good, next to the main square and some 10-15 min walk to the lift. Village itself is idyllic, but very quiet. There is basically no after-ski, Bar Roma is the only place where people are actually having drinks. In a nutshell, Hotel Centrale is good basic hotel with good location. Courmayeur has good slopes (for two-three days), few good restaurants and no after-ski.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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london
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2010

I think some of the reviews on this site are on the harsh side. This hotel was quite basic but in comparisson to most other places in Courmayeur really good value for money. I went for a long weekend with 2 friends and stayed in a triple room. The room was a decent size, and the bathroom clean and shower would definatley fit a decent size man in. Beds/pillows were not 5 star luxury but perfectly ok and none of us had issues sleeping them. Breakfast was a traditional continental style with cereals, ham, cheese, boiled eggs, cereal etc with an option to pay extra for cooked items.

The hotel is max a 10 minute easy walk to the main lift and right in the main area of bars and restaurants. Although because the resort is pretty quite you don't get any noise in the rooms.

Although it's clean and the staff quite friendly it is a little bit like 'Fawlty Towers' with a harrassed looking guy running the breakfast service and the hotel bar taking forever to get a drink in. However as it's so close to the other bars we tended to avoid the hotel one.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Centrale Courmayeur
Address: Via Mario Puchoz 7, 11013 Courmayeur, Italy
Region: Italy > Valle d'Aosta > Courmayeur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #41 of 42 Hotels in Courmayeur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Centrale Courmayeur 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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